Wireless Configuration on RV180W

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Objective

With the web configuration utility, a user can change various wireless settings on the RV180W so that the router runs at its optimum performance. This article explains how to configure basic wireless settings on the RV180W.

Applicable Devices

• RV180W

Steps of Procedure

This article has the following sub categories.

Wireless Basic setting Table
Add/Edit Security Mode

Add/Edit MAC Filtering
Add/Edit Wi-Fi Multimedia(WMM)
Add/Edit Service Set Identifier(SSID) Scheduling

Step 1. Use the web configuration utility to choose Wireless > Basic Settings. The Basic Settings page opens.

 

Step 2.Click Enable to enable the wireless networks.

Step 3. From the Wireless Network Mode drop-down field, choose a wireless network mode.

• B/G/N-Mixed — Allows Wireless-N, Wireless-B, and Wireless-G devices to connect to the network.

• B Only — Only allows Wireless-B devices connect to the network.

• G Only — Only allows Wireless-G devices connect to the network.

• N Only — Only allows Wireless-N devices connect to the network.

• B/G-Mixed — Allows Wireless-B and Wireless-G devices to connect to the network.

• G/N-Mixed — Allows Wireless-G and Wireless-N devices to connect to the network.

Step 4. If you chose B/G/N-Mixed, N-Only, or G/N-Mixed in the previous step, choose either the 20MHz or the 20/40MHz from the Channel Bandwidth drop-down list to set the wireless bandwidth and Control Side band to which is used for secondary or extension channel when AP is operating in 40 Mhz channel width. In which 20MHz is the lower band and 40MHz is the upper band.

Step 5. From the Wireless Channel drop-down list, choose a channel to connect to.

Step 6. Check the Enable in the U-APSD (WMM Power Save) field to enable the Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (U-APSD) (or WMM Power Save) to conserve power.

Step 7. Click Save to save changes or Cancel to discard them.

Note: This will not enable the wireless yet. You need to follow the Wireless basic setting to complete enable the broadcast of the wireless channel.

Wireless Basic Setting Table

Step 1. Check the check box in the first column of the Service Set Identifier (SSID) that you want to edit.

Step 2. Click Edit to edit the SSID properties.

Step 3. In the Enable SSID column, check the Enable check box to enable an SSID.

Step 4. In the SSID Name column, enter the SSID name of the wireless network.

Step 5.(Optional) In the SSID Broadcast column, check the check box to broadcast the SSID to other wireless devices.

Note: If not Broadcasted it have less tendency to have security issue like man in the middle attack and meet in the middle attack.

Step 6. Enter a VLAN ID that the network associates with in the VLAN column.

Step 7. In the Max. Association Clients column, enter the maximum number of clients to be associated with the SSID.

Step 8. Click Save to save changes or Cancel to discard them.

Add/Edit Security Mode

This section configures added security to the individual Service Set Identifier (SSID).

Step 1. Check the check box in the first column of the Service Set Identifier (SSID) that you want to edit.

Step 2. Click the Edit Security Mode to edit Security mode of an SSID.The Security Settings page opens.

Step 3. Choose an SSID from the Select SSID drop-down list.

Step 4. Click the Enable radio button in the Wireless Isolation within SSID to prevent devices connected to the network connection from accessing resources and computers that are connected to the network by a wired connection.

Step 5. Choose a security mode from the Security drop-down list.

• Disabled —  No Security. Any device can connect.

• WEP — Wired Equivalent Privacy. It is considered less secure than others as it can be easily broken into.

• WPA-Personal  — Supports TKIP encryption. The personal authentication is the preshared key (PSK) that is an alphanumeric pass phrase shared with the wireless peer.

• WPA-Enterprise —  Uses WPA with RADIUS server authentication.

• WPA2-Personal — This mode supports AES encryption and this uses preshared key (PSK) based authentication.

• WPA2-Enterprise — Uses WPA2 with RADIUS server authentication.

• WPA-Personal Mixed — Allows both WPA and WPA2 client to connect simultaneously using PSK authentication.

• WPA-Enterprise Mixed — Allows both WPA and WPA2 clients to connect simultaneously using RADIUS authentication.

WEP Configuration

This document explains how to configure WEP security settings. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security algorithm for wireless networks.It helps in providing data confidentiality comparable to that of a traditional wired network.

Step 6. Choose the type of authentication from the Authentication Type drop-down list.

Step 7. Choose either 64-bit or 128-bit encryption from the Encryption drop-down list.

Step 8. Enter the desired passphrase in the Passphrase field. Click Generate to generate the respective keys. Choose the key that you want to use from the WEP Key radio buttons.

Step 9. Click Save to save the changes, Cancel to discard them or Back to  Basic Wireless settings page.

WPA/WPA2 Personal Configuration

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security protocol designed to improve upon the security features of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). The improvements over WEP include data encryption and user authentication. The algorithms used are Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Advanced Encryption Security (AES). This document explains the configuration of wireless security in the WPA and WPA2 Personal security mode.

Step 10. Choose either TKIP or TKIP + AES from the Encryption drop-down list.

• TKIP — Uses key mixing to add security to the network.

• AES — Uses a 128 bit encryption method to add security to the network.

Note: WPA2-Personal uses only AES as the encryption type as AES is generally faster and more secure.

Step 11. Enter the key shared by the router and your other network devices. It must have 8-63 ASCII characters or 64 hex characters.

Step 12. (Optional) Check Unmask Password to see the WPA key in clear text.

Step 13. Enter the Group Key Renewal period, which tells the Router how often it should change encryption keys.

Step 14. Click Save to save the changes, Cancel to discard them or Back to  Basic Wireless settings page.

WPA/WPA2 Enterprise Configuration

They are WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, and WPA2-Enterprise. WPA2 is more secure and is recommended over WPA, however some devices might not support WPA2 so WPA must be used. WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access, which is a security standard stronger than WEP encryption. Enterprise refers to using RADIUS server for authentication, while RADIUS stands for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. This option features WPA used in coordination with a RADIUS server for client authentication and should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the router.

Step 15. Enter the RADIUS information on both the Primary RADIUS Server and the Secondary RADIUS Server.

• RADIUS Server IP Address — The IP address of the RADIUS server.

• RADIUS Server Port — The port number used by the RADIUS server.

• Enter the Shared Secret code that consists of 8 to 63 characters.

 

Step 16. Choose either TKIP or TKIP + AES from the Encryption drop-down list.

• TKIP— Uses key mixing to add security to the network.

• AES— Uses a 128 bit encryption method to add security to the network.

Note: WPA2-Enterprise uses only AES as the encryption type as AES is generally faster and more secure.

Step 17. (Optional) Check Unmask Password to see the WPA key in clear text.

Step 18 .Enter a key renewal timeout period. This tells the access point how often it should change encryption keys. The default is 3600 seconds (60 minutes)

Step 19. Click Save to save the changes, Cancel to discard them or Back to  Basic Wireless settings page.

WPA2 Personal Mixed

Step 20. WPA2 Personal Mixed uses TKIP + AES as the encryption type.

Step 21. Enter a wpa key in the WPA Key field.

Step 22. (Optional) Check Unmask Password to see the WPA key in clear text.

Step 23. Enter a key renewal timeout period. This tells the access point how often it should change encryption keys. The default is 3600 seconds (60 minutes)

Step 24. Click Save to save the changes, Cancel to discard them or Back to  Basic Wireless settings page.

WPA2 Enterprise Mixed

Step 25. Enter the RADIUS information on both the Primary RADIUS Server and the Secondary RADIUS Server.

• RADIUS Server IP Address — The IP address of the RADIUS server.

• RADIUS Server Port — The port number used by the RADIUS server.

• Enter the Shared Secret code that consists of 8 to 63 characters.

Step 26. WPA2 Enterprise Mixed uses TKIP + AES as encryption type.

Step 27.Enter a key renewal timeout period. This tells the access point how often it should change encryption keys. The default is 3600 seconds (60 minutes)

Step 28. Click Save to save the changes, Cancel to discard them or Back to  Basic Wireless settings page.

Add/Edit MAC Filtering

MAC Address filtering enables you to block or allow traffic coming from known machines or devices. Traffic coming in from a specified MAC address will then be filtered based upon whether you chose to block or allow it permission.This article helps in allowing or blocking the MAc address from connecting to the wireless network.

Step 1. Check the check box in the first column of the Service Set Identifier (SSID) that you want to edit.

Step 2. Click Edit MAC Filtering. The MAC Filtering page opens.

Step 3. Choose the SSID to modify from the Select SSID drop-down list.

Step 4. Click Enable to enable MAC filtering.

Step 5. Click Block or Allow to manage MAC addresses from connecting to a wireless network.

Step 6. Enter the desired MAC addresses.

Step 7. Click Wireless Client List to view all the wireless clients available.

Step 8. Click Save.

Add/Edit Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)

Step 1. Check the check box in the first column of the Service Set Identifier (SSID) to edit.

Step 2. Click Edit WMM. The WMM page opens.

Step 3. Choose the SSID from the Select SSID drop-down list for which the WMM is to be enabled.

Step 4. Check the Enable check box to enable WMM. WMM helps in prioritizing wireless traffic according to four categories.

• 1 — Lowest priority queue, high throughput. Bulk data that requires maximum throughput and is not time-sensitive is typically sent to this queue (FTP data, for example).

• 2 — Medium priority queue, medium throughput and delay. Most traditional IP data is sent to this queue.

• 3 — High Priority queue,minimum delay.usually time sensitive data such as Video and other streaming media.

• 4 — Highest priority queue, minimum delay.usually time sensitive data such as VOIP.

Step 5. Click Save to save changes, Cancel to discard them, Restore to restore to factory settings or Back to  Basic Wireless settings page.

Add/Edit Service Set identifier (SSID) scheduling

Step 1. Check the check box in the first column of the Service Set Identifier (SSID) to edit.

Step 2. Click Edit SSID Scheduling. The SSID Schedule  page opens.

Step 3. Choose the SSID from the Select SSID drop-down list for which the scheduling is to be enabled.

Step 4. Check the Active Time Enable check box to enable scheduling.

Step 5. Choose the start time from drop down.

Step 6. Choose the stop time from the drop down.

Step 7. Click Save to save changes, Cancel to discard them or Back to go back to the Basic Wireless Settings page.

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